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Written by Buck Henry     August 27, 2012    
 
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Tradesman Twin 68
MSRP
$1,535.00
Includes:
Base Machine, 6" diamond and 8" CBN plated wheels.

The Tradesman Twin DC with Cuttermasters’ Precision Plated Wheels produces a smooth flat predictable finish with no heat, no dust, and a reduced risk to life, lung and limb. This is not like your father’s bench grinder with stone wheels, a bucket of water, dust and lumpy wheels. •Our grinding wheels have flat surfaces, sharp corners and there is virtually no dust, or dressing, just a good finish every time. •Our Patented DC motor grinding system allows you to remove material without generating excessive heat. •The smooth flat surfaces and crisp corners allow you to sharpen tools (like reamers and end mill ends) without risking a finger in the process. •Precision plated wheels on powerful DC motors are here to stay. •Configurations: Tradesman Twin 66 (twin 6 inch) and Tradesman Twin 68 (6 inch wheel and 8 inch wheel)

The Tradesman combines the ability to support rough grind-ing and fine finishing capabilities into one machine. This is possible due to the ability to operate at low speeds (minimizing heat creation) combined with industry lead-ing plated wheel technology. 10 Year warranty on parts and labor. Quote from catalog: "Let’s talk about Bench Grinders. Alternating Current (AC) 3600 RPM motors are com-monly used for bench grinders, but 3600 rpm is too fast. These motors are used be-cause that’s what the motor builders build, with little respect to what speeds and torques are appropriate for what is being ground. AC Induction Motors are cheap to build, and by design you cannot slow them down with-out losing torque so they run at the speeds that suit the motor manufacturers needs, not the need of the tool grinder. So, they run fast, hot, and they can burn up and de-temper your tools even with a good operator. Here’s the first clue something is wrong, most shop grade bench grinders come with a water bucket attached. Unless the operator is a specialist with knowledge about the specific physical and metallurgical characteristics of that which is being ground, it’s very possible overheating will occur which will cause of loss of physical integrity. Most materials become weaker and fail due to thermal cycling when subjected repeated quenching. This repeated quenching destroys the substrate in the case of carbide, and the temper in the case of steels. What else is wrong? Stone grinding wheels are dirty, constantly dull or glazed, and never in shape when you need them to be. So, you almost always have to dress or true them up just so you can use them, creating dust. We have designed a new bench top grinder to address all these issues, and more, and hope you approve of our newest product, the Toycen Tradesman."

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Machine is new to the market, so have only had it a couple of months. Came recommended by a friend. While expensive for a bench grinder it can't be compared to 3,600 RPM stone grinders, this is a precision piece of equipment.
Have had no problems, and after daily use in my shop there is zero wear visible on the wheels. The diamond and CBN wheels ran perfectly true right out of the box.
For precision grinding it can't be beat. There is nothing else in the market like it.

At the end of the day you get what you pay for, and this was an expensive purchase, but after running it daily for a few months I don't regret the purchase and would do it again. Every shop doing precision work needs one.
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Reviewed by Buck Henry August 27, 2012

Toycen Tradesman Twin 68

Machine is new to the market, so have only had it a couple of months. Came recommended by a friend. While expensive for a bench grinder it can't be compared to 3,600 RPM stone grinders, this is a precision piece of equipment.
Have had no problems, and after daily use in my shop there is zero wear visible on the wheels. The diamond and CBN wheels ran perfectly true right out of the box.
For precision grinding it can't be beat. There is nothing else in the market like it.

At the end of the day you get what you pay for, and this was an expensive purchase, but after running it daily for a few months I don't regret the purchase and would do it again. Every shop doing precision work needs one.

Pros
Ability to execute amazing levels of precision with the plated diamond and CBN wheels. Industrial quality with 10 year warranty. No stone dust and little to no heat generated from grinding. Can grind at slow speed, controlling the process better and no more burning tools. Very high quality machine, reminds me of a piece of German or Swiss equipment.
Cons
A bit pricy at $1,500.
Made in
Canada
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